WSR Invite you all for Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 19th -20th March 2016    ( Leaving on Friday 18th March Night )



Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….


Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days

Tour Cost: 2400/- Per Person

                  2250/- WSR Register Members


Short Info:

The places that will be visiting are:

1.       Velas Beach – Turtle Festival visit

2.       Bankot Fort

3.       Harihareshwar Temple


Velas Beach :  

Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  


Bankot Fort:

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.



Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri Harihareshwar is a region in Konkan which is amazingly beautiful with hills playing the perfect foil for long stretch of pristine beach. The Harihareshwar temple built in the 16th century with the deities of Vishnu Brahma and Shiva is the primary attraction in Harihareshwar along with beautiful stretch of beach.


The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

Day 0, Friday 18th March 2016

Departure by private vehicle from Borivali (East) @ 10:30 pm

Goregaon @ 10:50 pm

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:30 pm

Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:45 pm

Vashi below main bridge @ 12:15 am


Day 1, Saturday

Reach Velas by 05.00am

Get fresh, Visit Velas Beach at 6am for Turtle Festival

Return to the Villager House for Breakfast

Visit Bankot fort

Return to Velas by 1pm

Lunch at Velas (Veg Konkani Food)

Visit Velas beach for Turtle Sighting in the evening at 5pm ,

Back to house Dinner and Retire


Day 2, Sunday

Wake up at 5.30am

Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Festival in Morning at 6am.

Have breakfast and Start for Harihareshwar Temple and Beach by Ferry

Lunch at Harihareshwar

Post Lunch, Start our return journey by 3pm

Reach Dadar by 9:30 - 10pm



Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS,

Food Expenses (only Veg),

Accommodation Charges. (Dormitory / Home Stay type Accommodation will be provided)

Turtle Festival and Velas Beach Entry Charges



Mineral Water, Cold Drinks and anything not mentioned above.


Things to Carry:

Identity proof (Must),

A bottle of water (At least 2 Litres),

TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, Beachwear

2-3 papers, Bedding (can be used if required)

Camera (Optional), Cap, etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Beach footwear

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.



1) Children Above 5 to 10 Yrs will be charged as Rs 2000/- per head 

2) Children between 0-5 yrs NIL (if Seat is not offered)


Please read "Rules & Regulations" before registration for any events.

For more inquiries and Registrations, please contact Team WSR

Deepak : 9819085757 / 9699648235

Yamini: 9920013023 / 7303055000

Sahib Saluja: 7678092447


Please fill the Registration form in our website:


Payment Details:

Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 1500/- per head (Non-refundable) …

Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand  else late payment ones

Deposit the amount on following account.


Last Day for Booking: 10th March 2016


Account No: 00021140008004

Name: Deepak P Jat.

Bank: HDFC Bank

Type: Saving 

IFSC code: HDFC0000002

Branch: Khar West, Mumbai


After transaction plz do what’s app to Deepak: 9819085757


Important Points to keep in mind:

1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

3 Please do not wear any jewellery.

4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.

5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.


Medical Disclaimer: 

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. 

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